Flights from Dubai to Philadelphia with Qatar Airways are not just about getting you to this great American city; they are about getting you there relaxed after a luxury experience on board one of the world's leading airlines. This 5-star experience comprises of fresh cuisine prepared by our award-winning chefs, the latest in-flight entertainment and a premium standard of service delivered by our attentive cabin crew.
The city of Philadelphia is one of America’s largest, and across its many districts, offers visitors a huge range of cultural landmarks, historical monuments and luxury experiences. Philadelphia is famous for its art institutions, many of which can be visited along the Avenue of the Arts. If American history is more your thing see where it all began inside Independence Hall, where the founding fathers first drafted the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. Whilst Philadelphia is very proud of its history, it’s also a vibrant modern metropolis and home to many luxury hotels, exquisite restaurants and glitzy shopping malls.
Dubai International Airport is the second-busiest in the world, and the main air transport hub in the Middle East. The airport is an architecturally-striking building that ensures passengers have everything they need to make their journey as comfortable as possible.
Flights from Dubai with Qatar Airways take you from this incredibly busy international hub to destinations all over the world.
Transportation and parking
Short-term car parks are situated just a few metres from the terminal’s entrance, while longer-term parking is accessible in a nearby location. Public buses are available to take passengers from long-term parking facilities to the main terminals.
The clean and efficient Metro trains run roughly every 10 minutes to and from Terminal 1 and Terminal 3, and there are plenty of taxis available. Drop-off points are located outside the main terminal entrances.
Buses arrive and leave from stands opposite Terminal 1, 2 and 3, but you will need to buy a Nol card in advance as the drivers do not take cash.
Arriving at Dubai International Airport
Qatar Airways flights from Dubai depart from Terminal 1 at Dubai International Airport. However, Qatar Airways also flies from the new Dubai World Central Airport, so it is important to check which departure point your flight is leaving from.
To save time, visitors from countries that are granted automatic visas on entry to Dubai may find it useful to purchase an E-gate card to speed up immigration formalities. The E-gate card office is situated in the upstairs food court area of the Terminal 1 departures concourse.
Facilities and amenities
A 30-minute free Wi-Fi service is available for passengers, and longer access to the network is available for a small charge.
A comprehensive business centre offers a wide range of corporate services, and there are plenty of other facilities on offer including prayer rooms, baby care rooms, banks and medical services.
An excellent selection of retail outlets provide you with everything you could want from luxury leather goods to books and perfumes, while a choice of cafés and restaurants serve international cuisine, quick snacks and coffee.
One of the largest cities in the USA and famous for being one of the country’s major commercial centres, Philadelphia is also one of the most important historical locations on the continent. Once the home of the early colonial government, today Philadelphia is reinventing itself as a 21st century hub for industry, commercial innovation and enterprise.
Book a flight to Philadelphia with Qatar Airways and discover the real heart of America in its colonial buildings, historic landmarks and modern, thriving commercial centre. It’s also a great way to meet ‘real’ Americans – generous, warm-hearted and welcoming people who are intensely proud of ‘Philly’ and all it has to offer the world.
Philadelphia is such a large city that it may be wise to invest in a Philadelphia CityPASS, which gives visitors entry to six major attractions within a nine-day period, making it ideal for tourists. Attractions included in the pass are The Franklin Institute, Adventure Aquarium, Philadelphia Zoo, The Academy of Natural Sciences, the National Constitution Center, the fascinating Please Touch Museum and the Eastern State Penitentiary.
One of Philadelphia’s greatest assets is the amount of public art on display around the centre, which is obviously free to enjoy too. This includes a very modern and innovative ‘Mural Arts Program’ that is designed to minimise graffiti and brighten up otherwise dull building fronts. A great open space that’s full of public art is Philadelphia's Magic Gardens, which showcases the work of Isaiah Zagar.
Philadelphia is home to a huge selection of museums, many of which contain collections of international importance. In the Center City West district you’ll find the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Academy of Natural Sciences, Franklin Institute Science Museum, Mutter Museum, Rosenbach Museum & Library and Rodin Museum, while other districts house an equally eclectic selection of institutions and museums.
Flights to Philadelphia with Qatar Airways land at Philadelphia International Airport. Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Before you fly to Philadelphia please check the visa and passport requirements.
Currency: United States Dollar (USD)
Voltage: 120 V 60 Hz
Plugs: Type A / B
International dialing code: +1
More Information: Read our Philadelphia Travel Guide
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